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Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Members of the New York State Bar Association, school board trustees, athletic directors and numerous local athletes are among those who have signed a petition asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. The petition was created by Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute.

“We need more signatures from parents and student athletes who have experienced concussions,” said Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. and a leader in the anti-concussion movement. “This is important legislation that can change the health and welfare of sports participants. We also need concerned individuals to contact their local representatives and urge them to support this petition drive.”

Individuals Asked to Share Their Personal Experiences with Brain Injury and Concussions

Individuals Asked to Share Their Personal Experiences with Brain Injury and Concussions

East Aurora-based fitness and training company Primordial Strength Inc. is asking anyone who has experienced the negative effects of a brain injury due to sports contact to e-mail their story to Primordial President Steven Helmicki at coachhelmicki@gmail.com. Their story will be featured on anticoncussion.com, a new website currently under development by Primordial Strength that will be fully dedicated to all issues related to concussions, brain injury, neck training, rehabilitation and more.

Master Bird Bander to Present at Audubon Photo Club

Master Bird Bander to Present at Audubon Photo Club

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – At next Thursday’s (February 10) Jamestown Audubon Photography Club meeting, master bird bander Don Watts will talk about bird banding and how he records his work with a point-and-shoot camera.   

The business meeting and program begin at 7 pm at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. 

The American Kestrel, a small hawk, has been described as perhaps the most colorful raptor in the world and is the most common falcon in North America. As a Biological Technical Assistant for the U.S. Forest Service in the Allegheny National Forest, Watts has monitored over 40 American Kestrel nestboxes at one time. More than two decades of this work gives him a wealth of experience – and a large collection of photosgraphs. 

If WNY Ski Enthusiasts Need a New Challenge, Boler Mountain is the Place

If WNY Ski Enthusiasts Need a New Challenge, Boler Mountain is the Place

An early winter, cold temperatures and steady snowfalls have resulted in excellent skiing conditions not only in Western New York, but in southern Ontario as well. In fact, Boler Mountain in nearby London, Ontario, is reporting a banner season for skiing, snowboarding and tubing enthusiasts!

A year-round recreational facility, Boler Mountain is perfect for every level of downhill enthusiast, from beginner to advanced. The facility attracts over 120,000 outdoor athletes annually and has become an important location for many families and individuals interested in a healthful and active winter lifestyle.

Real Men Wear Pink!

Real Men Wear Pink!

The Jamestown Jets will take the fight to the ice at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena this Friday. The 'fight against breast cancer' that is.

The Jets will kick off their "Pink the Rink" campaign and wear their pink uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness as they take on the Bradford Rattlers at 7:35 PM on Friday. There will be a Pregame Pink the Rink Reception in the lobby of the Arena starting at 6 PM. This will include music and entertainment provided by Media One Group, LLC and DJ ACE, wine tasting by Willow Creek Winery along with fundraising, raffles and auctions. 

The Pink the Rink Campaign will continue through the rest of the Jets regular season home schedule which includes Saturday night's game against the Deseronto Storm at 7:35 PM. The Jets will then return home after three weeks to take on the Toronto Moose on Friday, February 11 and wrap up the regular season against the Oro 77's on the 12th with Fan Appreciation Night.

Flurrious! 2011

Flurrious! 2011

Enjoy some winter fun today (Jan. 16) at Delaware Park for the 1st annual Flurrious! winter event. Here is a link to the schedule:

http://www.bfloparks.org/images/uploads/Flurrious_Event_Sched.jpg

 

And for more images go to:

http://onsightstudio.smugmug.com/WNYEvents2011/Flurrious/15464456_pQeXK#1157808881_o5H2o

Friday Night Hockey - The Best Show in Town

Friday Night Hockey - The Best Show in Town

The Jamestown Jets have five home games remaining on their schedule before the playoffs, and it seems like the season has just flew by for the staff at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.

"It feels like just last weekend was opening night," explains Matt Hanson, the events coordinator for the Jamestown Arena. "We have so much fun with the Jets' games that it barely feels like work when we are out there."

The Arena has done something special with Jets' home games this season, creating an amazing atmosphere for families to experience hockey. They prepare an entire lineup of on and off ice promotions for each game including a kissing spotlight, an on ice slap shots and the most popular with the younger crowd; the guest Zamboni riders of the night.